LYCOS RELEASES LYCOS MAIL BETA, AN INDUSTRY-DEFINING EMAIL SYSTEM BUILT FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING MEGA FILES
The only free web mail to offer users 3 GB of free storage, with the ability to share essentially unlimited size file attachments for video, music, photos and files of any lengthWALTHAM, Mass. - Aug 2, 2006 - LYCOS, Inc. (www.lycos.com), a leading entertainment destination for creators and consumers of quality content, today announced the release of its new LYCOS Mail beta service. LYCOS Mail (http://mail.lycos.com/) is now the only free web mail product to offer 3 GB of free storage and the ability to send and receive essentially unlimited file attachments of any length. With the new LYCOS Mail, users can now email photos, videos, music files and more in one message. Unlike other web mail products, the LYCOS Mail beta is intended for users who share large files; a service unlike any other web mail product on the market. In a recent Forrester Research report (The State of Internet Access, Forrester Research, Inc., April 2006), it was noted that more than 50 percent of online U.S. households are using broadband. With 3 GB of storage for free, (5GB as a paid for premium option) LYCOS Mail users can take full advantage of broadband to share and receive large video, image and audio files with their friends. The leading competitive free web mail products are limited to receiving only 10 megabytes in total attachments. The new LYCOS Mail provides the same product features as the original LYCOS Mail, with the added benefit of being the first-to-market with three gigabytes of free storage combined with the ability to send and receive essentially unlimited size file attachments. "The launch of our new LYCOS Mail product fully complements our strategy to become a destination for finding, sharing and marketing broadband content," said Alfred Tolle, CEO of LYCOS, Inc. "Our audience will continue to be the millions of users who currently use LYCOS Mail as well as any Yahoo! Mail, Gmail or Hotmail user who desires a platform for sending and receiving files of any size that drive the Internet today." LYCOS Mail is the second product imported from LYCOS's parent company, Daum Communications Corporation, a leading internet portal in Korea. In October 2005, LYCOS launched LYCOS Planet (www.planet.lycos.com), a version of Daum Planet, an interactive networking site, with unique multimedia features unavailable on other social sharing sites.
About Lycos, Inc.
Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.>Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.
Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions
Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.www.lycos.com
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